Daredevil performs nerve-shredding tightrope walk 3,000ft above Yosemite Park,without a safety harness

This is the incredible moment an adrenaline junkie takes tightrope walking to new heights. Daredevil Mich Kemeter performs a delicate balancing act at a dizzying altitude of more than 3,000ft over Yosemite National Park in California. The 23-year-old inched across the 25metre-long wire, which was just one-inch wide, three times.
He then bravely - some would say, irresponsibly - abandoned his safety rope for one final walk across the steep gully. The stunt was part of the dangerous craze of high-lining - tightrope walking at some of the world's most terrifying locations. It was captured on camera by photographer Alexandre Buisse, from Chamonix in the French Alps. Mr Buisse admitted he was worried for Mr Kemeter as he watched the terrifying walk unfold. The 26-year-old said: 'I was worried for Mich's safety but I also knew that he has lots of experience with this sort of thing. 'He was in control at all times and was ready to pull the plug at any moment if things didn't feel right.
'He made four crossings in total and chose to try one without the safety leash. 'Even with the safety leash, a fall would probably mean breaking an ankle, knee or hip, so even with it the stakes are very high. 'It was Mich's intention from the start to try it without any safety equipment but he needed to get to know the line and the conditions before committing to it. 'The decision to do it was in the balance until the very last moment. He was also waiting for a small crowd of tourists to wander off so he could completely focus.' Mr Buisse added: 'As an adventure photographer it's not my job to judge what level of risk the athletes I shoot are willing to take. The only exception is if they are pushing themselves because of the presence of the camera but I didn't feel it was the case with Mich. 'It was really important for me not to be in his way because I didn't want to disturb his focus. On his crossing without the safety rope I actually didn't move at all.'

Big foot! Teenager shows off his SIZE 21 feet and reveals they make him a hit with the ladies

Teenager Carl Griffiths may have the biggest feet in Britain, but he's taking it in his stride.

The 19-year-old, who stands at 6ft 8in, has feet that are a staggering 14.5in long - or a size 21. The UK average men's shoe size is a nine.

Unsurprisingly, he regularly has to put up with people accidentally standing on them and struggles to find shoes that fit so has to order them from overseas.

Mr Griffiths, from Trimsaram in south Wales said: 'My feet have always been huge - ever since I can remember.

'They grew so fast when I was at school my mum kept having to buy me new shoes every few months. Each year I would go through two or three pairs. I just wore them out really quickly.

'At primary school my feet were always two sizes bigger than anyone else’s.
'By the time I was 12 years old they were size 14. Then in the space of two years they had gone up to size 17.

'I play rugby and had a huge struggle finding rugby boots - I had to get them special ordered from America.'

Mr Griffiths stands at 6ft8in tall, just two inches shorter than beanpole England footballer Peter Crouch. But his feet are nine sizes bigger than striker Crouch's size 12s.

This means that the unemployed welder's footwear options are limited - and expensive.
He said: 'They don’t make size 21 shoes anywhere in the UK. They cost about £50 to have made but because the boxes they come in are quite big it costs another £50 to have them mailed back here.

'I’ve got one pair of Nike trainers and a pair of steel-toe cap boots for work. I had some rugby boots made as well but they are already too small.

'I have to wear my trainers for everything so they end up looking grubby really quickly. I wish I could have a tidy pair.'

As he can only wear his trainers on nights out, Mr Griffiths is often turned away from clubs because his footwear doesn’t meet the dress code.

He said: 'It’s happened a few times that some places won’t let me in because I’m not wearing shoes, but usually the boys will come to another club with me.'

And the teenager reveals that women regularly chat him up on the dance floor with the line, 'Is it true what they say about men with big feet?'

Mr Griffiths' father Wayne, 39, a size 13, said: 'I don't know where Carl got his big feet from - he definitely didn't get them from me.'

Street fighter demolishes car with his bare hands

Car demolition typically requires tons of heavy machinery.

But one wannabe street fighter has literally taken the matter into his own bare hands in this viral video.

The man, dressed in a karate gi, unleashes fury on the four-door sedan, ripping it apart piece by piece.

The scene appears to be inspired by video game Super Street Fighter IV, in which character Ryu crushes an SUV with his martial arts moves in a bonus round called Car Crush.

Standing in a junkyard, the real-life video opens with a weak one-two punch.
But the determined street fighter eventually manages to impress with his seemingly super human strength as he channels his rage into the self-styled demolition

Viewers might wince as they see him turn to the car, trying and failing to punch out a headlight.

After several jabs, he gives up and rips it from the body, along with the front bumper.

He then gets a running start, but his punch to the hood leaves hardly a dent after he lands on his belly. Finally, he peels the entire hood up from the windshield, bending it back until it nearly snaps in two.

An in-car camera shows glass shattering as he punches out the windows and bends the doors backwards.

Several drop kicks and belly flops later, the car is crushed like a soda can.

It all goes up in flames though when he finishes the job, breathing a wall of fire onto the wreckage.

Passengers see plane's landing without a wheels

As they gazed out of the plane window shortly after take-off, they were no doubt expecting to see little of note besides the scenic countryside below.

But passengers on the Flybe flight from Exeter to Newcastle were in fact faced with a terrifying sight – as one of the plane’s wheels dropped off in front of them.

After one of the travellers raised the alarm, the crew decided on a plan to land them safely back at the Devon airport.

They faced an agonising wait as the plane circled the runway for more than an hour to burn fuel, with some passengers sending goodbye messages to their family.

However, they needn’t have feared the worst, for the plane eventually touched down safely and all 39 passengers and four crew members escaped uninjured.

A report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch later revealed that the incident, on March 3, was caused by the wheel’s outer bearing seizing, allowing it to detach.

The wheel, one of two on the right side of the plane, dropped off as the Bombardier Q400’s landing gear retracted after take-off.

Several passengers witnessed the wheel fall, the AAIB said, with some later reporting that they had seen ‘little sparks’ coming from it and a ‘large piece of metal’ protruding from the undercarriage.

Martin Brown, 30, of North Tyneside, was on board the plane and alerted cabin crew after seeing the wheel fall off.

He said: ‘I looked out of the window and saw one of the wheels fall so I said to my colleague next to me “I don’t want to worry you, but I think I might have just seen the wheel come off” and we called the cabin crew over.

‘Then there was an announcement from the pilot to say there was a problem with the aircraft.

‘Luckily there was an aircraft technician onboard and he had a look and told the pilot what was wrong.’

A mayday alert was sent to air traffic controllers, as it was decided the plane should return to Exeter Airport and the co-pilot contacted the airline’s chief pilot by radio.

It was agreed that the crew should use a ‘left-wing-down’ technique to land the plane safely. This meant ensuring the left main wheels touched down first, with the remaining right wheel then being lowered as gently as possible.

After more than an hour circling to burn fuel, the captain took the plane down for landing and, though it veered to the left, he was able to hold the aircraft steady and the passengers were able to disembark through the front left door.

Christine Jackman, 28, of Newcastle, was returning home on the Flybe service from a four-day business trip.

The mother-of-one said: ‘It was horrendous. I sent a text to my partner and son telling them how much I loved them because I thought it might be the last thing I would do.

‘It was just sheer shock...When we landed, [the crew] were shouting “keep your heads down” and that was the worst part.

‘That’s when I started crying. It was horrific.’
The AAIB said that the captain had inspected the right main landing gear before the flight and had not noticed any abnormalities.

The report said: ‘Given the nature of the bearing failure, it is unlikely that any (abnormalities) would have been visible.’

HGV driver dead after lorry tumbles off road on to motorway closing both carriageways

An HGV driver has died this afternoon after his lorry plunged from a bridge on to a motorway in Cheshire.

Rescue teams said it was an 'absolute miracle' more people were not killed when the lorry, laden with household goods, left the busy A56 and tumbled on to the west-bound carriageway of the M56, at junction 11 near Preston Brook, in Runcorn near Warrington.

Cheshire Police said two passing motorists were treated for shock after witnessing the accident just before 3.30pm.

The tragedy comes just days after the M5 disaster where seven people died and 51 were injured on Friday night.

A spokeswoman for the North West Air Ambulance said: 'One male fatality has been confirmed - the lorry driver sadly died at the scene.

'The crew treated just two other people who suffered shock, which is an absolute miracle when you consider that the lorry fell directly on to the carriageway of the motorway.'

Cheshire Police said the motorway and the A56 were expected to remain closed in both directions for some time.

Traffic was being diverted away from the scene.

A spokeswoman said: 'There is one confirmed casualty who died at the scene.

'No other vehicles were involved in the incident.

'The M56 is now closed in both directions at the location and traffic is being diverted off the motorway at junction 11.

'Traffic is currently backed up to Lymm and Chester in either direction and motorists are advised not to take journeys that are not absolutely essential and to avoid the roads around Warrington.

'The motorway is expected to be closed for several hours whilst scene examination takes place and recovery of the HGV.

'The A56 above the motorway leading from Preston Brook to Warrington is also closed to traffic.'

A spokesman for Cheshire Fire Service said three crews from Warrington and Knutsford were at the scene making the lorry safe by extracting the battery and isolating the engine.

Two hose reels were placed on stand-by in case of a fire or explosion as the work was being carried out, he added.
Any witnesses to the accident are urged to contact Cheshire Police on 0845 458 0000.

Rare albino snake with two heads bred in Florida

Here’s a snake with a split personality.

The odds of a two-headed, or bicephalic, snake being born are 10,000 to one, but nevertheless, this albino Honduran milk snake was recently hatched in the U.S.

Staff at conservation group Sunshine Serpents in Florida were incubating seven milk snake eggs, but got a huge shock when nine heads emerged, because as well as the two-headed snake, one egg contained twins.
Owner Daniel Parker, a University of Central Florida biologist, said: ‘I did a double take. I couldn’t believe what I was looking at.’

Often, the term albino refers to white colouring, but for snakes, it simply means a lack of dark pigmentation.

Biologist Parker says two-headed snakes have been documented to live as long as 20 years in captivity.
With two brains giving commands to a single body, he says the snake, which isn’t venomous, would have a difficult time surviving in the wild.

Milk snakes are said by some to suck milk from cows’ udders, but this is a myth. They do however favour living in barns, as they like cool dark environments, which may be the source of the misconception.
Their diet consists of insects, lizards, birds and small mammals.
Another two-headed creature that hit the headlines this year was an African Spurred Tortoise born in Slovakia.
It was given two names Madga (left head) and Lenka – and even had five feet (see picture below).